Discipline Education

Develop self-confidence through success in personal challenges


Andries Douglas began his martial arts training in early 1980

Martial Arts Classes

Unique classes created for everyone

Rural Youth Development

Opportunities given to rural students

Rising Above

Martial Arts available to everyone regardless of socio-economic circumstances

Travelling Sensei

Sensei Andries Douglas travels by motorbike to teach

Helping to keep martial arts accessible to everyone,
regardless of economic standing.

We are a registered non-profit organisation, based in the Western Cape Province of South Africa (NPO 123-467) whose mission is to promote and help make accessible the benefits of martial arts through programmes that foster health, well-being, integrity and community responsibility.

We believe that Discipline should be Educated, not enforced. Through Martial Arts, the Discipline Education Programme combines the benefits of physical and mental exercise with structure, character building and leadership skills and Discipline. We place emphasis on the need to focus, and requirements for self-control. We equip students to make positive choices under pressure so they can be successful in all aspects of life. We are a discipline education programme as much as we are a martial arts programme.

During the past decade, we have worked hard to help low-income families and individuals afford to participate in quality martial arts programmes in the community. We created a Martial Arts where we host multiple styles of martial arts and self-defense classes instructed by several volunteers, setting the example. Community awareness and responsibility is one of the fundamental aspects of this programme. Also, we infuse the underlying tone that hard work is acknowledged and rewarded.

Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan

Minoru Nakazato

We practice traditional Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo as was taught by the legendary late Hanshi Shugoro Nakazato, who passed away August, 2016. Prior to his passing his son Sensei Minuro Nakazato became the head of the Shorinkan Association. Hanshi Ju Dan Minoru Nakazato, 10th Dan Black Belt is now the chairman of the Okinawa Karate-Do Shorin-Ryu Shorin Kan Association and also the Instructor in the International Okinawa Kobudo Federation.

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From East to West – The Journey of Karate-Do

From East to West – The Journey of Karate-Do

In tracing the actual beginning of Karate, we must go back to the Buddhist religion and a man known as Siddhartha Gautama, who was the Buddha himself. Gautama was born about 563 B.C. and died around 483 B.C. at the age of 80. About 1,000 years later, the founder and...



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